Prof. Jon Gould, Director of the Center for Justice, Law and Society at George Mason University, spoke to a packed room of UAA students and the public about "Studying Racial Fairness in the Civil Justice System" on November 18 at the UAA campus.
Prof. Deb Periman, Justice faculty, opened the program and introduced Alaska Supreme Court Justice Dan Winfree, Co-chair of the Court's Fairness & Access Initiatives Committee. Justice Winfree addressed the group briefly and then turned the program over to Prof. Gould. Prof. Gould discussed the data on racial fairness that is currently available, his research for several courts, various research models, and he outlined the areas requiring further investigation. The event closed with a lively question and answer session with the audience.
The program was sponsored by the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Supreme Court's Fairness & Access Initiatives Committee, and the UAA Justice Center.
Pictured: Prof. Gould addressing the attendees.
Photo by Barbara Hood, Alaska Court System.